Welcome to the November 2015 Edition of the PM World Journal

by David Pells,

Managing Editor

Addison, Texas, USA

Welcome to the November 2015 edition of the PM World Journal (PMWJ). This 40th edition of the Journal contains 27 articles, papers, reports and book reviews by 30 different authors in 12 different countries. News articles about projects and project management around the world are also included. Since the primary mission of the journal is to support the sharing of knowledge related to program and project management (P/PM), please share this month’s edition with others in your network.

Invitation to Share Knowledge

We invite you to share your knowledge and experience (and stories) related to program and project management. A wide variety of articles, papers, reports, book reviews and news stories are included in the PMWJ each month. Share knowledge and gain visibility for you and your organization; publish an article or paper in the PMWJ. See our Call for Papers and review the Author Guidelines for the journal. Then just email your original work to [email protected].

This month in the Journal

We begin this month’s edition with one Letter to the Editor from Crispin (Kik) Piney in France “On the Subject of Walt Lipke’s article in the October PMWJ on the To Complete Performance Index”. Walt’s response and Kik’s answer to that response are also included. Interesting reading if earned value management is used in your organization.

A Featured Interview with Victoria Kumar, current member of the PMI Board of Directors, has been provided by Petek Kabakci in Turkey. Petek’s interview was conducted last month on behalf of the PMI Turkey Chapter; it is republished in the PMWJ this month at the request of Petek and PMI Turkey.

3 Featured Papers are included this month, by authors in three different countries. Ashwani Kharola in India is the author of a paper titled “A Hybrid ANFIS Technique for Effective Performance Evaluation.” Ramaz Issa in Dubai, UAE is the author of “Influence of Cultural Diversity on Teach Integration in Organizations.” Timur Narbaev in Kazakhstan is the author of “An Assessment of Project Management Maturity in Kazakhstan.” Featured papers are seriously researched and authored papers by academic researchers or project management professionals, so read them carefully. If you have recently researched a project management topic, let us publish your results. Contact [email protected] or email an article or paper to me for consideration.

5 Series Articles are included this month by authors in Australia, Iceland and the UK. Project management pioneer Alan Stretton, PhD (Hon) in Australia is back with the 5th article in his 7-part “Series on general management functions and activities, and their relevance to the management of projects.” His article this month is titled “Management Staffing Function and Activities.” Don’t miss this new article and series by one of the world’s leading project management experts.


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About the Author



Managing Editor, PMWJ



David L. Pells is Managing Editor of the PM World Journal, a global eJournal for program and project management, and Executive Director of the PM World Library. David is an internationally recognized leader in the field of professional project management with more than 35 years of experience on a variety of programs and projects, including energy, engineering, construction, defense, transit, high technology and nuclear security, and project sizes ranging from several thousand to ten billion dollars. He has been an active professional leader in the United States since the 1980s, serving on the board of directors of the Project Management Institute (PMI®) twice. He was founder and chair of the Global Project Management Forum (1995-2000), an annual meeting of leaders of PM associations from around the world. David was awarded PMI’s Person of the Year award in 1998 and Fellow Award, PMI’s highest honor, in 1999. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the Association for Project Management (APM) in the UK; Project Management Associates (PMA – India); and Russian Project Management Association SOVNET. From June 2006 until March 2012, he was the managing editor of the globally acclaimed PM World Today eJournal. He occasionally provides high level advisory support for major programs and global organizations. David has published widely, spoken at conferences and events worldwide, and can be contacted at [email protected].

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